Welcome. The Year-Long Residency CPE program at Vidant Medical Center is designed for ministers who are seeking to become Board-Certified Chaplains or are pursuing other specialized ministries. It requires a previous unit of CPE and is built on three presuppositions.
The first is that heightened self-awareness strengthens one’s ministry. We believe that the better we know ourselves, the better we represent our God and our faith traditions. The second is that a solid pastoral identity is crucial for competent ministry. Who are you when you enter a patient’s room? The third is that you must be challenged to further develop your relational and pastoral skills.
We see our Residents as partners in this learning enterprise, teachers as well as learners, and responsible members of the pastoral care team.
Vidant Medical Center’s Clinical Pastoral Education Program is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., to offer programs of Level I and Level II clinical pastoral education. The Center has been accredited since 2002.
For information on the Vidant clinical pastoral program, give us a call at 252-847-4790.